Westminster Faculty Work to Combat Health Issues in Tanzania
From left: Professor Emeritus Bob Hansen; Ivy Case, midwife from Columbia, Missouri; Doc Kritzer, Callaway County leader; Professor Dawn Holliday; Brent Wilson, area engineer; and Professor Amanda Gowin.
Westminster Professors Dawn Holliday and Amanda Gowin, along with Professor Emeritus Bob Hansen, Callaway County leader Doc Kritzer and area engineer Brent Wilson traveled to remote Tanzania in March to work on maternal and child health issues in the region.
The group spent 10 days working with leaders and health professionals in the area to develop partnerships for community health projects. This effort included providing safe birthing kits and training to traditional birth attendants, surveying the area for sanitation and water projects and working with a project team to further develop sustainable programming for future efforts to improve health.
This project was a local Rotarian initiative from Rotary District 6080 and Humanity for Children, an organization long supported by Westminster College students, alumni, staff, and faculty.
These recent efforts are in memory and in honor of Callaway County leader and Rotarian Mike Beahon, who was passionate about working to ameliorate health-related issues in Tanzania. You can find more information by visiting the Humanity for Children website.